along Gouger Street


Just before we left for a weeks break at Victor Harbor Ari and I wandered along Gouger Street early on Friday morning. It was early enough to take advantage of the stall holders unloading their fruit and vegetables from the wooden containers on the street.

Whilst wandering I thought about how the centre of gravity is shifting from the suburbs to the CBD, and the community disquiet about the style and pace of the urban renewal projects that are happening within the new regulatory planning framework. The disquiet is about the new urban density precincts within the square mile.

Though the the resistance to change often comes from a sense of loss of the familiar, sometimes change in the form of urban renewal is better than what currently exists:

Both the design quality and the quality of the housing stock of 19th century Adelaide was often pretty poor. The old…

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